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Unformatted text preview: 2. Least squares criterion : assures a researcher that the computed regression equation is the best one possible 3. Residuals are the comparisons of predictions to actual values. Chapter 5 1. Extraneous : Variables that may have some effect on dependent variables yet are not independent variables 2. Validity : observed change in our dependent variable is due to the manipulation of our independent variable AND these results apply to the "real world" Chapter 6 1. Syndicated services data : Secondary data that is sold to multiple subscribers, thus making the costs more reasonable to any one subscriber. Provided by firms that collect data in a standard format and make them available to subscribing firms. Chapter 7 1....
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- Fall '10
- Regression Analysis, dependent variables, computed regression equation, Syndicated services data